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## Elena is binding a small booklet with a spine that is 21/4 inches long. She uses staples that are 7/16-inch long. If she puts the staples en

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Elena is binding a small booklet with a spine that is 21/4 inches long. She uses staples that are 7/16-inch long. If she puts the staples end-to-end through the booklet, without gaps or overlaps between them, how many staples would it take to bind the booklet?

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Answer:12 staples

Step-by-step explanation:So the first thing we have to do is find the G.C.D (Greatest Common Denominator) between 21/4 and 7/16 which of course is 16 so your new fractions would be 84/16 and 7/16.

Now we have to divide both numbers I just used a fraction calculator for this but basically you multiply 84/16 by the reciprocal of 7/16 which is 16/7 and simplify which equals 12.

So it would take 12 staples to bind the booklet